State Bond Commission plans money for I-95 traffic easement

State Senator Bob Duff,D-Norwalk, justed announced that he has been informed by the governor that the State Bond Commission is expected to approve $85.6 million for the construction of two traffic-congestion mitigation lanes between Exits 14 and 15 on Interstate 95, when the panel meets next Friday. Five months ago Duff wrote Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for the extra lanes.

“Once again, the State of Connecticut is making the investments needed to preserve and grow our infrastructure at both the state and local levels,” Duff said in a statement. “I have been advocating for these congestion mitigation lanes at Exits 14 and 15 for quite some time, so I’m happy to finally have the money released for this project.”

The Bond Commission, which Malloy controls, is expected to OK $85.65 million for environmental assessment and planning, rights-of-way, property acquisition and the construction of two congestion-mitigating auxiliary lanes on I-95 between exits 14 and 15 in Norwalk, including related U.S. Route 1 improvements.